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Alleged gunman arrested in pregnant woman's death in Manhattan

 30 days ago

Police have arrested the man accused of shooting and killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend in Harlem as she came home from her baby shower.

Authorities say 40-year old Justin Soriano was taken into custody in the Bronx Thursday morning.

"Our warrant guys are second to none in the city in tracking down people -- through numerous investigative leads, interviewing witnesses, help from the community, we tracked down to an acquaintance house in the Bronx and we apprehended him on Carlisle Place," said Chief of Detectives James Essig.

Police say Soriano got into a dispute with 31-year-old Shanice Young's current boyfriend at West 128th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard early Sunday.

Young's father said that Soriano was the father of the unborn child, however, police said they have not been able to determine who the father of the child is and that was likely the nexus of the dispute between the ment.

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Authorities say Soriano shot Young in the head while another of her daughters watched.

Young and her unborn baby both died. She was eight and a half months pregnant.

Police publicly identified Soriano earlier this week, asking for the public's help in locating him.

Young was taking the gifts into her building lobby when police say the fight broke out between the two men.

Soriano has an extensive criminal history with 17 prior arrests. He is facing a murder charge and the DA says others could be pending.

A makeshift memorial now sits at the scene. Young had two other children and was caring for her two younger siblings as well.

"Shanice was a victim," her sister Metania said. "She had two (children), and the third one died with her."

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Nya Woods
29d ago

This is truly heartbreaking to say the least. She was brought to the hospital in which I work. Mother, and child couldn't be saved. My condolences to her family and friends. I hope this man pays for the two lives he took senseless. RIP 💔

Touche Bacon
29d ago

Rest in peace my sister and ya baby. This was a crime of jealously. U can't make nobody love you or stay with u. Life goes on. May her family have the support that they need in this time of grief.

it's complicated
30d ago

a beautiful momma to be. what a sham. prayers go out to family a d friends .


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